Sunday, June 1, 2014

Chubble Mama

It's about time for an update. I had my daughter, Remy Violet, on April 11th, 2014.  It's been a whirlwind of family, juggling work, and figuring out how to take care of a baby!  She does have an Instagram (chubblebaby) and a Tumblr, for those who are baby inclined. 

Here she is in her hospital photos:


And these were taken yesterday, at 7 weeks old.

And my other baby, Domino Dollhouse, released a new collection in the last few weeks and it's my favorite so far! Check out the Pagan Poetry Collection.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

ONecklace

I was recently asked to review a product from ONecklace and once I saw this ring, I knew that I need to know all about it!  I'd been seeing dainty rings all over the place, but this sterling silver piece has an added bonus the others don't: it comes in fitted sizes 1-16!!  Plus size rings that aren't adjustable are next to impossible, so I had to give this one a whirl.  It's delicate but bold and fits like a dream…here are some snap shots!


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All of their rings styles have the same size range and come in gorgeous sterling silver.

In addition, they also offer nameplate necklaces ala the Carrie Necklace, but my favorites are their "Crop Circle Collection" seen below.


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The necklaces can also be made with custom chain lengths for different bodies which is wonderful!  I also like the idea of making the custom rings/necklaces with sassy words or fat posi sayings…the skies the limit!  Shipping is free worldwide and quite swift.  Check out ONecklace and get creative.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Mint and Lolly

My blogging has been sparse as I count down the days 'til my due date (just approx 31 left!) but when Mint and Lolly offered to send me some jewelry to try out OF COURSE I was in!  Jewelry, necklaces in particular, are my go-to way to make an outfit pop.  They sent me the rad Gray Ulti-Mint Necklace, which is exactly the kind of accessory I like: BIG AND OVER THE TOP!

It arrived in a lovely package and smelled of delicious candy; something I consider a perk, but should be noted for those who are allergic or senstive to scents/perfumes.  The necklace was well packaged and protected from any damage.  I paired it with a basic black dress from ASOS to let it sing.

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It's a lightweight piece that has TONS of impact.  I suggest checking out Mint and Lolly's other offering here, as they have a great variety for lots of different aesthetics, in addition to wonderful service!

Monday, January 13, 2014

Luxe List: A Wishlist to Make One Weep

The older I get, the more I have little patience for "fast" fashion and poorly made pieces.  I find myself saving and eventually splurging more than a steady stream of lower-end buying.  Instead of making meh resolutions for 2014, I thought I'd focus on some aspirational pieces that make me smile.


Luxe List



John Fluevog Knee High Angels - I once tried on a pair of Angels and the cushy comfort has never left my mind.  I prefer 14-20 eye boots and they've only carried shorty's since I've been looking...until now.
Skingraft Buckled Bag - I'm CONSTANTLY looking for an incredibly cool black leather bag and this Skingraft number is amazing.
Rachel Pally Isa Dress - I actually have this dress in a forest green color that I nabbed on sale one year...DYING for a black one!
Isolde Roth Tunic - This cut is everything I dream of and more!
Ovate Cape with Fur Collar - I just want to be an evil ice queen, OK?
Seven Sacred Planets Pins - These are so beautiful that I would carry them/wear them wherever I went.
Bloodmilk Seance Cuff + Hecatate's Diadem Necklace - I have 1 bloodmilk piece and it only created a strong lust deep inside.  This cuff is a great measurement for a plus size bangle and I LOVE the moonstone of the necklace.

Want to see more of my High-End wishes? Check out my ever expanding Wishlist - High End board on Pinterest!

Friday, January 10, 2014

Plus Size and Pregnant: Maintaining Your Style

Ok, so if you follow me on Twitter, Tumblr, or Facebook, you might have read that I am pregnant.  It's been a long time in the making and I'm super happy to find myself 7 months along with a baby girl. Though I haven't had to make many clothing adjustments just yet, I have gravitated towards everyday clothing that will continue to work for the next few months and beyond.  Since I'm already tummy heavy, most of the cuts and styles that I gravitate towards are perfect for a growing bump.  The following pieces/places are my GO-TOs for comfort and continued style.

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SWAK Designs:
SWAK is my first stop for perfect basics. They carry 1X-6X and while at first glance they might not seem like my kinda place, some of my favorite things come from here.  I wear the Pretty Camis, California Maxi Skirts, Sabrina Maxi Dress, and Lois Maxi Dress so often they have pretty much become my uniform.  They are all made in the USA (yay!) and will continue to work throughout my pregnancy and after. I buy multiples in black and always have something cute, comfortable, and stylish to wear.

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Yours Clothing Leggings:
I have been wearing these nonstop! They are incredibly comfortable and fit awesomely over a large tummy bump without riding up or down.  I love the dark prints, but they have other style options too.  These may not work all the time for those who aren't tummy heavy, but for those who are they are a godsend.

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Rachel Pally: 
I LOVE Rachel Pally dresses.  Her maxis and caftans are incredibly quality and ridiculously comfortable.  Her pieces are made in the US and are incredibly stylish. I like to scour eBay and 6pm.com to find her pieces at a great price.

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eShakti:
eShakti has a wonderful selection of occasion and work attire, all available with custom measurements. It's PERFECT for when your bump starts to effect how standard clothes fit and offers plenty of options. I received an AMAZING dress from them and I will be debuting in an OOTD soon.

Extra Tips:

  • Accessories are your friend - concentrate on adding gorgeous necklaces, rings, and bracelets to your basics to convey your style, since basics are much easier to come by in flexible sizes.  
  • Jackets and Cardigans in open styles will finish off your looks and polish them up.
  • Don't try to force fitted garments unless you are madly in love. It's an uncomfortable time, why not embrace flow and stretch.  Even if you've been afraid to before, you can still maintain a chicness with the right pieces.




Monday, July 1, 2013

Summer Inspo: Theda Bara 2013

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As a long time goth girl, I'd been familiar with Theda Bara photographs.  A spooky, alluring woman in the early 1900's posing with skeletons and massive amounts of eyeliner? Of course!  I recently discovered that she was actually from the same city in Ohio as me, as well as an alumni of the same college I went to!  I began exploring her photographs and getting inspired by the aesthetic of her costuming and public persona.  As with all things visual, I took to Pinterest to collection products, inspirational images, and vintage gear to get an idea of how this might translate to my actual wardrobe.

Key points:
  • Flowy, cleavage enhancing maxi dresses
  • Beading, particularly on scarves, shawls, collars
  • Heavily adorned headbands
  • Huge decorated hair combs
  • Egyptian revival style necklaces and bracelets
  • Serpent Iconography
  • Kohl Eyeliner
Color Scheme:
  • Black
  • Gold
  • Olive Green
  • Copper
  • Hematite
Clothing Inspirations:
Theda Bara 2013: Clothing/Shoes

Theda Bara 2013: Clothing/Shoes by pinkbot featuring mossimo


Accessory Inspiration:

Theda Bara 2013: Accessories

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Etsy Pulls 2

After a bit of a drought, I revisted the Etsy plus size search and found some KILLER pieces. After scoring a gorgeous one for myself, here is the creme de la creme of my research...I hope some of my readers snatch these up! IF you do, please send me pics...I'd love to see how you style them.

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Avenue Nightgown 22/24 $42.50


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1960's Floral Coat XXL $150


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Vintage Peach/Lace Dress XXL $95


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1960's Teal Velvet Dress 2X/3X $36.99 (How AMAZING is this??)


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Sheer Leopard Blouse 3X $22


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Black Velvet Cocktail Dress Size 28/30 $24 (this one does not indicate when it was made...might be modern. Message if you are interested and this matters to you!)


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1960s Purple Chiffon Babydoll 2X/3X $45

Friday, May 17, 2013

Instagram weekend

My pool look. #stayca
  All ready to head out for our staycation!  Prescription sunnies, 70's collar, lane Bryant bra, asos curve dress. #staycaSunglasses part 1. #stayca #asos

This past weekend my husband and I had a magical stay-cation in West Hollywood.  Room service, salt water pool, good friends, and lots of rum.  I did most of my visual chronicling on Instagram, so if you don't follow me on there, check it out online here.  Here are 3 looks above from various points in the weekend.  Top photo: Bathing suit, sunglasses - ASOS, Leopard Kimono - Nasty Gal, Necklace - Topshop.  Bottom left photo: Dress - ASOS, Sunglasses - Coastal.com, Bra - Lane Bryant, Necklace - Vintage (1970's). Bottom right photo: Sunglasses - ASOS.  I'm loving the poolside vibe this summer, so hopefully I will have more day looks...and soon!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Getting ready for the weekend...Poolside musts!

Poolside Musts

Poolside Musts by pinkbot featuring plus size one piece swimsuits

This weekend my husband and I are having a little staycation at a local swanky hotel.  I plan on spending most of it in the pool with a cocktail...however, my style is anything but the "typical" beach bunny.  You do NOT have to sacrifice your edge and conform to typical beachwear.  The wonderful thing is that lots of plus size companies are making cool swimwear now.  Here are a few of my favorites...including the bathing suit, sandals, and sunnies I plan to wear!  Click the image to get all the shopping details.  And of course: don't forget the sunscreen!

Friday, May 3, 2013

Interview with DARE Magazine

A month ago I was asked by the super chic Erin of ZeroStyle some questions for an upcoming Canadian plus size fashion magazine, DARE.  This online magazine came out today and is phenomenal! I'm so happy to be included in the first issue.  You can click the images below to go the readable magazine site.

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